Featured reads

  • February 16, 2022

    February 16, 2022

    The Book Buddies Program is our newest program here at the SFU Surrey TD Community Engagement Centre. We had the chance to connect with our first Program and Volunteer Supervisor of the program and have her share her current experiences with us.

  • February 15, 2022

    February 15, 2022

    Volunteering is a great way for new immigrants to gain experience, meet new people, learn about workplace culture norms, improve communication skills and give back to the community. Are you someone who’s new to the Canada with previous expertise from your home-country? Or are you looking for academic related experiences? Refugee Jumpstart may be the experience that you are looking for.

  • February 02, 2022

    February 02, 2022

    In 2013, SFU students from Enactus SFU began developing an after-school program for newcomer children and youth. That was the beginning of a now seven-year journey to co-create key community programming that has weathered many bumps and challenges. We gathered some of the people still involved with the Media Minds partnership to reflect on the nature of its strengths and resiliency, and to honour its ongoing commitment to community impact.

  • December 08, 2021

    December 08, 2021

    We are sadly writing this feature as one of our Racing Readers Program and Volunteer Supervisors will be completing her time in the role at the end of this semester. While we are sad to see her go, we wanted to celebrate her time in this leadership role, alongside other initiatives that she has supported with the SFU Surrey – TD CEC.

  • December 07, 2021

    December 07, 2021

    Volunteering can seem like a very intimidating thing to get into, especially when you don’t know people, or if you’re unsure about the role, or even when you see more ‘tenured’ members within the community. BUT!

  • November 25, 2021

    November 25, 2021

    With the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre constantly growing, there are ones who join hands on the back end of things to make it happen, which Eleanor Wong is one of them!

  • November 12, 2021

    November 12, 2021

    Rufaida Kheraj began teaching when she was still a student herself. Standing in front of a roomful of six year old faces alight with the characteristic curiosity and wonder of that age, Rufaida knew that she would one day become a teacher.

  • November 08, 2021

    November 08, 2021

    From volunteering internationally to volunteering back home and working as a Program and Volunteer Supervisor. This is Jenny Lu’s journey and her passion to teach and mentor youth.

  • November 01, 2021

    November 01, 2021

    Coming from an immigrant family, I understood how hard it was for newcomers to learn English and quickly adjust (and often assimilate) to a new life in Canada. In this Marketing Assistant opportunity, I found through SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre, I was able to find my voice as a designer that aligned with my background and values...